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South Metropolitan TAFE has officially opened its $6 million Health and Community Services Training Centre at its Peel campus (Mandurah).

The new training facility was funded by the WA Government's Royalties for Regions program through the Skills Training Initiative. It provides training for up to 400 students across south-metropolitan Perth.

Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey opened the facility, along with South Metropolitan TAFE Acting Managing Director Terry Durrant and Chair of South Metropolitan TAFE's Governing Council Paddi Creevey.

The state-of-the-art centre delivers training in nursing, aged care, children's services and education.

It contains purpose-built, simulated training areas encompassing the latest industry-standard technology.

These include a hospital ward for aged care, sterilisation and patient transfer areas, and a childcare facility complete with playground and nursery.

This facility builds on the excellent health and community services training already offered by South Metropolitan TAFE.

With an ambition to become a doctor, Catherine Gabuyo from the Phillippines chose to start her pathway to university at South Metropolitan TAFE. Her decision was based on the college's excellent health training and strong connections with universities and industry.
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"South Metropolitan TAFE's aged care courses place students in a workplace that suit their chosen careers, and luckily I have been able to secure employment at an aged care facility through this placement."
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